POURTRAICT OU PLAN DE LA VILLE DE CHARTRES
A rare and early woodcut view of Chartres, Exceptionally fine quality for a woodblock print.
Published in La Cosmographie Universelle de Tout le Monde, printed 1575 in two volumes in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius with the French text by Francois de Belleforest.
Essentially it is a French version of Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia Universalis. But for the most part new woodblocks were made, and Chartres and Nice were included for the first and only time.
All maps and views of the Paris edition by Belleforest are very rare since there was one edition in one language only.
Good impression better than the pics.
Very good condition.
code : M4020
Cartographer : ANON
Date : 1575 Paris
Size : 31.5*39 cms
availability : Available
Price : £245